Counselling

Counselling offers clients the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings. Given a sense of being deeply understood, people can resolve conflicts that prevent them from enjoying their lives. Counselling creates the optimum ambiance where people can grow emotionally so that they can flourish becoming confident and happy.

Most of us at one point or another feel overwhelmed by life circumstances, depression which can leave us feeling helpless and alone. It may seem that there is no way out but with the right support and guidance you can regain control of your life.

Counselling can help people who experience:
  • Feelings of general anxiety, depression and being unacceptable to others,.
  • Inability to form and maintain satisfying relationships.
  • Eating problems
  • Life events - such as the loss of a loved one.
  • Lack of self-esteem, feelings of deep anger.
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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process of exploration undertaken by the therapist and patient together. The patient is encouraged to reflect on matters uppermost in his/her mind during regular 50 minute sessions. Feelings, thoughts, wishes, memories and dreams can be explored within the relationship between therapist and patient, and individuals can be helped to understand unconscious processes which affect their everyday thought and behaviour. In this way, Psychotherapy may gradually bring about a greater degree of self understanding and enable the individual to find more appropriate ways of being, and of coping with difficulties.

Psychotherapy has proved to be an effective aid to:
  • Feelings of anxiety and an inability to cope or concentrate
  • Feelings of emptiness, sadness or depression
  • Lack of confidence or feelings of underachievement
  • Difficulty in making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Difficulty in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce, or loss of a job
  • Physical symptoms
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessional behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT


In behavioural therapy, people learn how to change their behaviour. The most common behavioral techniques are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders: desensitization, relaxation and breathing exercises.

Cognitive therapy focuses on thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. People may learn to recognize and change faulty or maladaptive thinking patterns. It's a way to gain control over racing, repetitive thoughts which often feed or trigger anxiety. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists work with individuals, families and groups. All therapists aim to help clients achieve desired change in the way they think, feel and behave.

CBT has shown it to be an effective form of psychotherapy,
particularly for the following:
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Phobias (e.g. agoraphobia, social phobia)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating problems
  • Sexual and relationship problems
  • Child and adolescent problems
  • General Health problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Habit problems (e.g. tics)
  • Anger
  • Drug or Alcohol problems
  • Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  • Problems associated with a learning disability
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
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Forest Therapeutic Counselling Agency
Tel: 020 8502 4674